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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:14pm 25-May-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Otago, Canterbury

HEAVY SNOW ABOUT BANKS PENINSULA HAS EASED BUT SEVERE SOUTHWEST GALES
CONTINUE ABOUT EASTERN OTAGO AND BANKS PENINSULA THROUGH TO EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING
The very cold and strong southwest flow over New Zealand is easing.
Although some snow showers are likely about higher parts of Banks
Peninsula Monday night and during Tuesday, these are not expected to
be heavy so the warning is lifted.
However, severe southwest gales gusting 130 km/h persist about
exposed parts of coastal of Otago and Banks Peninsula through to
early Tuesday morning. Winds of this strength could topple trees, and
damage powerlines and unsecured structures.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO
http://metservice.com
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND TECHNICAL USERS
FOLLOWS.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: COASTAL PARTS OF OTAGO FROM MOERAKI SOUTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Severe southwest gales gusting 130 km/h in exposed places are
expected to ease early Tuesday morning.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BANKS PENINSULA
FORECAST:
Severe southwest gales gusting 130 km/h in exposed places are
expected to ease early Tuesday morning.
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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HEAVY SNOW WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: BANKS PENINSULA
Further snow showers are likely but no significant accumulations are
expected below 500 metres.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Tuesday 26-May-2015
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Gerard
Barrow
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula: Showers, some heavy with hail tonight.
Bay of Plenty: Fine, apart from isolated showers in the west.
Taupo, Taihape and Wanganui: Scattered showers, falling as snow above 900 metres, clearing for a time overnight.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Wairarapa.
Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Nelson and Marlborough: Fine weather.
Canterbury: Showers about Banks Peninsula, with severe southwest gales and snow above 500 metres, easing overnight. The odd shower in Christchurch tomorrow evening.
Buller and Westland: Fine, apart from a few coastal showers north of Greymouth.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Showers, with snow above 300 metres at first. Severe southwest gales about coastal Otago, easing overnight.
Chatham Islands: Showers, some heavy and thundery with hail, easing tomorrow morning.

Extended Forecast

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Wednesday: North Island, fine spells and a few showers near the east coast and south of Mt Taranaki to the volcanoes, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the south slowly clearing, mainly fine elsewhere but a shower or two near the east coast.
Thursday: North Island, a few showers in the far north, fine or becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, fine apart from morning cloud in the south.
Friday: North Island, fine apart from a few cloudy periods in the north. South Island, high cloud increasing, drizzle developing in Westland and Fiordland, then turning to rain south of the Glaciers.
Chatham Islands: Showers on Wednesday and Thursday, with gale southwesterlies slowly easing. Showers clearing on Friday and southwest breezes tending northwest.

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